Barbara Simon

Barbara Simon


Raised: $1,483

Goal: $1,850

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

To my dear friends and family,

My grandsons Sam & Joey were 8 & 10 when my late husband Charles died in 2007 from pancreatic cancer. They were deprived of their grandfather’s love, wisdom and guidance during the years they desperately needed it. He was the ‘rock’ in our family. Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither do we and with your help we can try to avoid this tragedy happening to other families in the future. 

I’m going to help make progress, with your support. 

In Charles’ memory I’m participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds lifechanging programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. Every year Larry and I participate in a 5K Stride but this year, due to Covid, it is a “virtual” Stride; however, the need for support is just as great.

Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, service and resources that can make a real difference in their lives. 

Please make a gift of any size to get me one step closer to my fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. 

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

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  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    3 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    10 educational

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 6 research
    grantees for a day

  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raised $1K
    to be in the
    Grand Club

About PanCAN's PurpleStride

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients.

On one powerful day through nearly 60 PurpleStride events nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together to honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is the number-one way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.